CONNECT Principal Investigator Professor Tom Brazil has been elected President of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S). With more than 10,500 members and 190 chapters worldwide, the MTT-S promotes the advancement of microwave theory and its applications such as mobile phones, Wi-Fi, radio and radar.
This is the first Irishman to serve as President of an IEEE society.
Professor Brazil holds the Chair of Electronic Engineering at UCD and is also Head of the RF & Microwave Research Group.
He will take office as President of the MTT-S in 2018 and will serve as President-elect in 2017. Professor Brazil served as Secretary of the Royal Irish Academy (RIA) from 2009 to 2013. Election to the RIA is Ireland’s highest academic honour.
His research interests include non-linear modelling and characterisation techniques at the device, circuit and system level within high frequency electronics. He has published widely in these fields and has graduated 38 PhD and research Masters students.
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